Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category

Photos of Pony Club Mounted Games Zone Finals at Lanark

Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Pony Club Games Zone Finals at Lanark

Pony Club Games Zone Finals at Lanark

A long and very wet Saturday at the Pony Club Mounted Games finals in Lanark. These were qualifiers for the Horse of the Year show, so a big occasion for all involved.

It was the first time I’d photographed mounted games, and it was a bit of a challenge – it is quite a bit less predictable than showjumping or dressage, and everything happens very fast.  There were also just two of us to capture six lanes of flying pony.

But I was constantly amazed and impressed by what these guys can do on a horse.

Pony Club Mounted Games

Pony Club Mounted Games

Photos at Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club One Day Event

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
Showjumping Photography

Life as an event photographer isn’t always easy – but then neither is taking part.  It was a very wet and very wild day today at the Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club One Day Event at Dalmeny.

I was just covering the showjumping – and yes at one point it was so bad that everyone ran for cover in the nearest horsebox.

And yet we also had some beautiful weather  – a proper Scottish summers day.

X-Country Photos – Lanark & Upperward Pony Club Cross-Country at Douglas

Sunday, June 13th, 2010
Lanark & Upperward Pony Club Cross-Country 2010

Lanark & Upperward Pony Club Cross-Country 2010

A lovely day sitting in a warm field near Douglas in Lanarkshire shooting the LUPC  Cross-Country.  Or at keast it was lovely once the morning drizzle let up.

Lanark & Upperward Pony Club Cross-Country 2010

Lanark & Upperward Pony Club Cross-Country 2010

Photos at Fair City Agility Show, Scone

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Dog Portrait Photo

Adventure Art will be attending the Fair City Dog Training Club Agility Show at Scone Palace on the 9th of May – Saturday only – to photograph the agility competition.

I won’t be able to cover more than one ring at a time, so if you are not in that ring and would like a shot of your dog competing, please let me know when and where you will be on.  Similarly if you have any special requests e.g. your dog in the weaves or contact equipment rather than jumping, please ask and I’ll see what I can do.

I’ll also be taking some portraits between and after classes, so if you would like a portrait shot of your dog (with or without rosettes!) please come and speak to me to arrange a suitable time.  Portraits at events are taken on the same basis as all other event photos – you have no obligation to buy, just purchase the shots you like from the website as normal.

If you would like to arrange a private portrait shoot on another day for your dogs (and you can combine with some friends if you wish), again please come over for a chat or drop me an email.

Wedding Photography at Drumtochty Castle

Monday, March 30th, 2009

I’ve just posted a slideshow of a wedding I photographed at Drumtochty Castle in Aberdeenshire back  in  October.  It was a lovely autumn day, and Drumtochty Castle was a fantastic venue for the occasion, it’s gothic grandeur peeping out between the amazing foliage colours of a Scottish autumn.  A wedding photographer’s dream!

Wedding Photographer Drumtochy Castle

After the service in the wedding chapel at the end of the drive, we sneaked off down to the wee loch to get some more intimate photographs of the bride and groom while the guests were getting stuck into their first glass of  champagne.

20081019-if-0881The dancing went on till the wee small hours, but we squeezed in one more setup just after midnight.  The idea for this one came from the groom – he’d seen the great shapes these windows made when the room inside was lit and buzzing.  I just had to figure out how to light it to get the effect they wanted.  I’d love to claim that the ‘kiss’ shadow on the pillar to the left was intentional!

Wedding Photographer Drumtochy Castle

Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club Dressage at SNEC, Oatridge

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club had another successful event at the SNEC this weekend – this time it was Dressage, with qualifiers for Dengie in Novice and Open.

Pony Club Dressage

There were some superb looking horses and ponies taking part. Although dressage photography can be pretty difficult, some of these horse and rider combinations made it easy.

More photos in the event photography gallery.

Pony Club Dressage